Stunning and elegant, this set makes a great gift for yourself or for the chess player in your life! It features a 4.0" King with a 1.6" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. In the Burnt Grandmaster Series Chess, both the dark army and light army are crafted out of Boxwood. These Chessmen have been designed for those players looking for exceptionally well-crafted wooden Chessmen at a very reasonable price. Designed by the Maestro, it is without a doubt the most attractive yet durable set available on the market at this price point.
As with all of our Chess sets, the Burnt Grandmaster Series Chessmen exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The chess pieces are new and each set consists of 34 chessmen, including extra queens, a standard that was introduced by The House of Staunton in 1993.
Crafted in Spain, the House of Staunton Standard Traditional Blackwood / Olive Wood Wooden Chessboard - Gloss Finish features Blackwood (dark) and Olive Wood (light) squares with a Blackwood frame. This veneered Chessboard is 0.5'' thick and has a high gloss finish.